After Sebastian Vettel put F1's senseless season once more into high gear on Thursday by declaring his retirement
his kindred title holder Fernando Alonso crushed it into overdrive when he did an arrangement with very
with very rich person Lawrence Stroll on Saturday night in Hungary to join Aston Martin for 2023.
It surprised Alpine. They were confident the Spaniard would remain on for a third season yet they were not ready
to offer him a straight two-year bargain. The best was a one-year with a choice. Alonso
Alonso needed greater dependability, as he accepted he merited it, so he took the Aston Martin bargain.
The primary Alpine Team Principal Otmar Szafnauer knew about it was the point at which he saw the Aston
Martin public statement on Monday declaring the Spaniard on a long term bargain. This left
Alpine with a vacant seat close by Esteban Ocon, who is contracted for the rest of 2024, for next season.